Stan is the senior scientist/advisor for advanced modeling systems, NOAA Global Systems Lab. Stan grew up in the DC area but also lived in Canada for 2 years during elementary school and has strong family heritage from Michigan and West Virginia.
Research Interests Applying the scientific method in this 3-way interaction: (1) using obs ↔ (2) understanding earth-system processes ↔ (3) developing models/assimilation ↔ (1). In this context: Development of weather and earth-system prediction models and related data assimilation systems, with applications to transportation, severe weather, energy, hydrology, health, and general weather guidance.
Ph.D. Meteorology, 1983: Penn State University, University Park, PA
JCSDA - Joint Center for Satellite Data Research Assimilation Executive Team - Liaison for NOAA Research - since 2014
Korean Institute for Atmospheric Prediction System Science Advisory Committee since 2016
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Fellow since 2011
Honors and Awards 2019 Penn State University Charles Hosler Award For outstanding contributions to the development of science through research, teaching, or administrative leadership
2017 NOAA Technology Transfer Award For improving forecasts of turbine-height winds and solar irradiance from the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) weather model to improve usage of renewable power by industry. (group award)
2015 U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Scientific and Engineering Achievement For achieving success with the HRRR, the first storm-scale model to give forecasters and decision-makers fast, local weather guidance. (group award)
2006 U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Scientific and Engineering Achievement For development of Global Positioning System Meteorology, a new low cost, upper-air observing system demonstrated to advance weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and atmospheric research. (group award)